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MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review

Flagship parts on a mainstream platform can cause confusion for motherboard vendors. Do they go all-out, offering 4-way SLI and CrossFire via a PLX chip, with the knowledge that many people inclined for such configurations will use a HEDT platform instead? Or do they put that expenditure into a full-blooded …

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PCSpecialist Optimus V X13 Review

UK system builder PCSpecialist have earned an excellent reputation in recent years by delivering cost effective rigs, using high grade components. Today we look at one of their new mobile systems, the Optimus V X13. This diminutive 13.3 inch laptop is loaded to the gills with high end hardware, including …

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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Case Review

The new Enthoo Luxe tower case fills a gaping chasm in the Phanteks range between the £199.99 Primo and the £89.99 Pro (£79.99 without window). Priced at £129.99, the Luxe delivers a set of features that are similar to the Pro, however there are a couple of significant changes to …

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Gamdias Aegis gaming set review

It is rare that I get a product through the post to review and have to spend a good few minutes figuring out just what it is. That is what happened this week though when I got my first look at the Gamdias Aegis gaming set. It turns out that …

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Synology DS415play Review

The latest release from Synology’s enormous range of NAS is the DS415play. This 4-bay NAS looks pretty much identical to the DS414 (review) however it includes the features we saw in the DS214play (review). In essence this means the dual core ARM processor in the DS414 has been replaced with …

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Corsair Flash Voyager GTX 128GB Review

Chances are you already have several flash pen drives at home, either lying around on a desk or in a drawer. Smaller drives are ideal for flashing a motherboard BIOS and updating firmware, but the larger drives are more serious – used for backing up and moving large amounts of …

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Asus GTX780 Ti ROG Matrix Review

Today we follow on from our recent analysis of the remarkable ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 144hz G-Sync monitor and focus on the partner card for that review – the Asus GTX780 Ti ROG Matrix. ASUS claim this card is created around ‘hand chosen cores’ to ensure the highest levels of …

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Luxa2 TX-200 wireless dual phone charger review

While the whole world seems fixed on the idea of saving energy, we have more electrical devices than ever before. Anyone who’s plugged a 4-way adapter into the end of an extension that was already plugged into a double adapter, knows exactly what we’re talking about. We all need the …

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Gamdias Zeus GMS1100 gaming mouse

The landscape of peripherals is vast – with many manufacturers all competing in the same space. If you are a regular reader of KitGuru chances are you have seen a few of the same names crop up. Today however we are looking at a product from Gamdias … a Taiwanese …

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Wavemaster Moody 2.1 Speakers Review

The overwhelming audio preference among gamers is headsets. The ability to communicate while playing audio at serious volumes provides a tactical advantage without the need for constant complaints from friends and family. In this review, we’re taking on a set of speakers that is one level of ‘out loud’ above …

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X2 Saturn 5.1 headset Review

Pretty much every gaming headset maker out there has a surround sound set in their portfolio. Most of these 5.1 and 7.1 offerings are ‘pretenders’, they’re phony software versions of the real deal. Not so with the X2 Saturn, a true 5.1 surround sound headset with three drivers in each …

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Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force Motherboard Review

Boards designed for extreme overclockers have been constants for all of Intel’s most recent platforms. Gigabyte hit success with the Z87X-OC motherboard by driving the overclocking-geared part to an aggressive mid-range price point. Many of the key overclocking-orientated features were still present, but the bank-busting price tag was not. Gigabyte …

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Gamdias Hermes gaming keyboard review

If you are in the market for a new gaming keyboard then there are no shortage of products available from companies such as Razer, Steelseries, Roccat and TTeSports. Today we are seeing how new kid on the block Gamdias fares against the competition with their flagship keyboard, The Hermes. With …

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ASUS STRIX Pro gaming headset review

ASUS are the largest motherboard manufacturer on the planet. Within their portfolio they also produce graphics cards, chassis, laptops and a wide range of peripherals. Many of these peripherals are grouped together under their Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand – but not the one we are looking at today. Breaking …

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Aerocool Dead Silence DS200 Review

You get a number of clues about the Aerocool Dead Silence DS200 just from reading the name. This is a mid-tower ATX case that promises your new gaming PC build will be very quiet. I know the name says ‘Dead Silent’ but the marketing material actually refers to Super Silent. …

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Intel Core i7 4790K Devil’s Canyon Review (inc. Overclocking)

Our review of the new Intel Core i7 4790K. It has been some time coming even though we have had an Intel sample for some time now. We wanted to take our time and not only review the processor but create a little overclocking guide for our readers buying one. We found a lot of interesting things - including some processor degradation when we pushed it too hard, for too long. All things considered Is this the processor you want to consider for your next system? What about Intel's new Intel’s NGPTIM? How does it overclock? How is power consumption? How does it rate beside the 4770K?

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